One of the major health benefits of maccha is that it delivers a mega dose of antioxidants in every sip, more so than any other superfood, apparently. Antioxidants are chemical compounds that prevent aging and chronic diseases, better equipping your body in the fight against infections. Here are some places in Singapore where you can get your maccha fix.
Maccha House is a quaint cafe which distinguishes itself as a green tea haven for maccha lovers.
Their signature items include Maccha Parfait, Maccha latte and Traditional Maccha. They also have an impressive array of food choices, ranging from ramen to bento and Japanese spaghetti.
This month’s dessert special is the Maccha Cheese Dorayaki ($9.99++). The dessert is a three-tiered dorayaki stack with chantilly cream, strawberry jam and fresh strawberries, glaced with Maccha cream cheese, kuromitsu sauce and chopped nuts. It is served with azuki beans, shiratama dumplings and Maccha-vanilla soft serve and is exclusively available at Orhard Central from 1-30 November only.
#B1-40, Orchard Central, Singapore 238896 | #B1-172, Suntec City, Singapore 038983
Matchaya sources their Japanese Tea directly from Uji, Shizuoka, Kagoshima and Nara with various breeds. Their milk tea blends were formulated according to their own recipes more than 100 times before becoming the ones that are served daily.
They come in three variations: Matcha Milk (sourced from 4th generation tea farmers with robust and velvety flavours), Houjicha Milk (roast and nutty with tinge of sweetness), and Royal Milk Tea (balanced and floral), all available in hot, iced and bottled form.
You may also want to get your hands on their Japanese Fuwa Fuwa Roll Cakes while you’re there.
#01-72, Icon Village | #01-08, The Cathay
The Matcha Project
The Matcha Project specialises in Japanese Matcha beverages. They import Matcha and other tea powders directly from Kyoto, Uji in Japan, and prepare their Matcha Latte ($5.50 for hot, $6.00 for iced) ala minute. It’s deservedly their most popular menu item.
#B1-08C, THE SAIL @ Marina Bay, 2 Marina Boulevard, Singapore 018987
The brand TSUJIRI was first established by founder Riemon Tsuji in Uji in Kyoto, Japan. Riemon tapped on his own wealth to improve the tea industry, advancing and innovating methods to enhance the flavours and sweetness of the tea to accomplish creating the highest quality Gyokuro tea leaves. He also built a tea cabinet to prolong the freshness of the tea leaves, which preserves TSUJIRI’s quality teas.
Some of their menu items include O-Matcha Cappuccino, O-Matcha Chiffon Cake, and O-Matcha soft-serve.
#01-101, The Centrepoint | #01-14, 100AM | #01-74, The Central
Nana’s Green Tea uses selected quality ingredients from various parts of Japan. They serve uniquely-blended maccha green tea and green tea centering around Uji tea.
They also serve “donburi” dishes and udon noodle dishes. Their soup stocks are made from scratch, and all dishes are prepared by hand. Examples of ingredients found in their dishes include wild tuna from Kishu Katsuura, and shirasu (baby sardines), which are directly shipped from the “Yamari” shirasu store in Wakayama.
Some of their menu items include Matcha Kuromitsu Latte ($7.50), Matcha Warabimochi Slushy ($8.50), and Matcha Gateaux Chocolat Parfait ($13.80).
#03-80/82, The Atrium @ Orchard, Plaza Singapura 60B, Singapore 238891